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Jul 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. it's threatened and under attack. it's the empire of rupert murdoch, newspaper man who shut down one of his many papers but remains in the business along with some of the great name plates in film and television. the scandal that started with newspaper reporters eavesdropping on the cell phones of innocent people continues to claim new victims and may soon be felt more here in the u.s. than many first thought. it's still galloping its way through great britain where it is the story. tomorrow we get to hear from rupert murdoch. tonight there's another new development in this. we want to begin our reporting with nbc's stephanie gosk in london. stephanie, good evening. >> good evening, brian. every day since this scandal broke, there seems it be a new bombshell. revelations, resignations, arrests. the last 24 hours are no exception. it's left people in this country wondering and worried what will happen next. the fabled scotland yard is reeling after two sudden resignations of its most senior leadership. sir paul stephenson, the police chief, and his deputy, john yates, career policemen
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Jul 19, 2011 5:30pm PDT
>>> good evening. while rupert murdoch is an american citizen, the head of a media empire that is well known and widely watched here, the current scandal involving his company is mostly unraveling in great britain where he's already shut down one newspaper. where we know people's cell phones were hacked and where today, murdoch and his son and former employee faced members of parliament in a hearing. both murdochs tried to stay above the fray and then the fray came to them in the form of a guy with a cream pie aimed right at the face of the patriarch. it was that kind of day. it's been that kind of scandal. we begin our reporting here tonight with nbc's stephanie gosk in london, stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. brian. the police were armed with machine guns outside the front doors of parliament today, a good indication it was not going to be business as usual. many here in london said today that this was one of the most important days in parliament's history. the murdochs made a business out of covering the story. today, they were the story. the man who runs the seco
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Jul 18, 2011 4:00am PDT
the country's top cop and rupert murdoch's former chief executive. >>> horror in ottawa. severe weather causes a stage to collapse at a music festival in canada. >>> and the agony of defeat. japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup final. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with the domino effect. the casualties from england's newspaper phone hacking scandal keep piling up, as england's top-ranking police officer abruptly resigned, and one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was arrested and questioned by police for 12 hours. nbc's stephanie gosk has details. >> reporter: london police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connecti
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Jul 17, 2011 5:30pm PDT
yard resigns on the same day london police arrest a star of rupert murdoch's media empire. >>> the new mystery surrounding casey anthony. where is she after walking out of jail now a free woman? >>> and sudden death. an exhilarating women's world cup decided on the final kick. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the growing fallout from great britain's newspaper phone hacking scandal gained new momentum today, claiming two major figures. including scotland yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. well, the casualties in this story continue to pile up. rebekah brooks, one of rupert mu
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Jul 16, 2011 6:00pm PDT
or injuries there. >>> rupert murdoch made a public apology today in major newspapers across the uk a week after shutting down "news of the world." the latest on the phone hacking scandal. >> reporter: good day to you. it is frankly astonishing, this is the newspaper that first revealed the phone hacking scandal, a bit like "the washington post" during watergate, if you like. and inside is a full-page apology from rupert murdoch. he runs fox television, "the wall street journal," 20th century fox. yesterday the chief executive of dow jones had to resign because he worked here before moving there. now, of course all this began with revelations of wrong doing of journalists listening to people's cell phone voicemails, and this week reports of relatives of 9/11 victims might have been accessed. the prime minister is under fire because he was so close to rupert murdoch's people, even the police were close to them, despite investigating them for what might have been criminal activity. and there are some suggestions, too, that james murdoch, rupert murdoch's son, may be a casualty of this crisis
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Jul 20, 2011 4:00am PDT
> this morning on "early today". hands off approach. news corp. rupert murdoch denied responsibility for the scandal that rocked his company. >>> ending the impasse. are president obama and lawmakers turning to a new strategy for reducing the federal debt? >>> and terror on the track. a motocross racer manages to survive a high-flying crash. >>> hello, and good morning. welcome to viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a humbling day. the murdochs have made a business out of covering the story. now, yesterday they were the story. they testified in a dramatic hearing about the phone hacking scandal rocking their media empire. this as british prime minister david cameron addresses the matter at a special session of parliament this morning. we'll get more now from stephanie gosk. >> reporter: the man who runs the second largest media company in the world appeared beside his son apologetic. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say how sorry i am and how sorry we are to particularly the victims
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Jul 19, 2011 4:00am PDT
we begin with london calling. news corp. chief rupert murdoch and his son along with former chief executive rebekah brooks will face tough questioning this morning before lawmakers. just hours from now, this is the development in the growing phone hacking scandal that seems to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london right outside parliament with all the details. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, all eyes will be on a that building behind me, the parliament, and a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with lots of television screens. this is must-see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on culture, sport and media. it doesn't sound very threatening. these hearings will only last for an hour. for rupert and his son james murdoch and another ho
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Jul 20, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, rupert murdoch. nbc's martin fletcher has the latest from london. >> reporter: up, up, and away for rupert murdoch heading home to america after what he called the most humble day of his live. >> order. >> reporter: leaving behind uporder at parliament's emergency session. where prime minister david cameron ate humble pie, too. >> you live and you learn and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron had rejected advice and hired his communications chief andy coulson, the former editor of "news of the world." >> with 20/20 hindsight i would not have offered him the job and i expect he wouldn't have taken it. >> reporter: coulson resigned in january and was arrested two weeks ago in the phone hacking scandal. it's engulfing the media and the police. cameron is accused of being too cozy with news executives, two dozen meetings in less than two years. he came out fighting. >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> reporter: as for rupert murdoch -- >> you might say that the murdoch brand itself is hopelessly tarnished. >> reporter: still, the verdict in britain is
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Jul 9, 2011 6:00pm PDT
business, one of britain's newspapers is shutting down for good. rupert murdoch's news of the world is emt broiled in allegations of phone hacking that many see as not only illegal, but unforgivable. >> reporter: as the scandal that brought down one of his best selling newspapers threatens to damage more of his media empire, rupert murdoch will floy into te u.k., some are suggesting his son could face prosecution. yesterday, two top former employees were arrested, an editor and a reporter who served prison time back in 2007 when victims included celebrities and members of the royal family. the claim, that people's privacy was invaded, their cell phone voice mails listened to, described as phone hacking. britain's prime minister vowing, no stone will be left unturned. >> these people could have had their phones hacked into, in order to generate stories for a newspaper is simply disgusting. >> among the 4,000 potential phone hacking victims, whose names and numbers have been turned over to the police, families of murder victims, terror attack vingts and fallen soldiers. tony just found out h
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Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm PDT
with a heartbreaker tonight. we'll show you the apology in the last paper and what it might mean for rupert murdoch. [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> there's word tonight that the san francisco police union has voted to accept a deal with the city that will allow them to receive raises and avoid layoffs while paying more for their pensions. the chronicle is reporting police will get a 3% pay raise immediately. the remaining 2% next year. the deal also requires police to pay an additional 3% to their pensions. this year it's a wash, it's supposed to save the city $10 million over the next two years. trying to get a pension reform measure on the ballot in november. in 2009 there were 52 members of the san francisco police department who m
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Jul 20, 2011 7:00am PDT
after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simply no way to escape. how long will all this last? we'll check in with al roker on that in just a moment. >>> then we're goi
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Jul 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
conditions in more than a century. >>> scandal sheet. yet more apologies from rupert murdoch, and new revelations about the evidence and scotland yard. >>> carmageddon, day one. they predicted catastrophe, so how's it going? >>> and what a kick. the remarkable american women just one game away from taking the remarkable american women just one game away from taking it all in the world cup. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. tonight, a good chunk of the country is feeling hot under the collar as an intense and what forecasters say will be a prolonged heat wave starts to take a dangerous hold across the middle of the country. by tomorrow at this time, temperatures will soar into the triple digits as far as north at minnesota. and no, this is not par for the cou course in july. this month, we have seen more than 900 temperatures meet or exceed all time records and of course, july is only half over. from atlanta, nbc's charles hadlock begins our coverage. >> reporter: texas is already in its worst drought in decades and this weekend, it's broiling in the heat.
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Jul 9, 2011 5:30pm PDT
in london tonight in the hacking scandal that put rupert murdoch's "news of the world" out of business. we'll get the latest from nbc's kier simmons. >> reporter: after the final edition of the "news of the world" off the presses the paper showed off its front page. its headlines "thank you and good-bye." the 168-year-old tabloid that thrived on scandal, shamed celebrities and brought down politicians was brought down by a scandal of its own making involving allegations of bribery and voice mail hacking that one paper has dubbed britain's watergate. three people have been arrested so far, including the paper's former editor who was once a key aide to british prime minister david cameron. tonight he is out on bail. >> i think it's a very sad day for the "news of the world." >> reporter: this weekend the paper's owner, the media titan rupert murdoch, whose holdings include the fox television network and the "wall street journal" arrives in london to deal with the crisis personally. the paper is being investigated for paying police and hacking into people's private cell phone messages. among
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Jul 12, 2011 5:30pm PDT
rupert murdoch's media empire and among them, former prime minister gordon brown who says his family's privacy was violated by a story that hit very close to home. stephanie gosk has the report from london. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son has cystic fibrosis. now brown questions the methods the paper used to get that information. tonight a statement from "news international" says the story "the sun" ran is from a member of the
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Jul 17, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the former editor of that paper who is also one of rupert murdoch's closest executives that development comes as britain's police chief paul stevens announced that he was stepping down as well because of the substantial. nbc's chapman bell has the latest from london. >> reporter: rebecca brooks was arrested today in london in connection with the investigation of the news of the world. brooks is a former editor of the paper, and until friday she was chief executive of news international, which is a british wing of rupert murdoch's news corps. the british officially announced earlier today a 43-year-old woman had been arrested and was being arrested on suspicion of conspireing to intercept communications and suspicion of corruption which we later learned to be rebecca brooks. these charges would relate to phone hacking and bribes. brooks has said to her spokesperson that she voluntarily attended a prearrangement appointment to assist in the investigation. the arrest comes on day which the news gave full-page apologies in several british newspapers saying they would be fully cooperating with the
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
brought down part of rupert murdoch's media empire was found dead at his home. british police say that his death is not considered suspicious. news of the incident comes days after rupert murdoch accepted the resignations of four high profile staff members including number two man at scotland yard. as for murdoch, he ran ads in u.k. neighborhoods over the weekend saying he was "deeply sorry for his reporters hacking the phone of a murdered little girl." >> those of us who take on the most difficult jobs clearly have to stand up and be counted when things go wrong. >> tomorrow rupert murdoch, his son james and rebecca brooks, former chief executive of murdoch's british media holdings are scheduled to answer questions about the scandal from british lawmakers. >>> the secret to losing weight at the restaurant? bring your own fork. a new study found that people who used a larger fork for bigger bites ate less than those who used a smaller fork. the psychology behind that, authors of the study found that people who visually saw they were making a dent in the food on their plate found they ate l
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
and even rupert murdoch face questions by parliament. >> good morning. we have live pictures out of london at a parliamentary hearing. you see them some member of parliament answering the questions as members of the parliament sit around that horse shoe-shaped table. rupert murdoch and rebekah brooks spotted heading in. they will face sufficient questions about what they knew and when as news corp. reporters allegedly hacked into cell phone voice mails belonging to murder victims, even soldiers who died in afghanistan and iraq. here is a weird silicon valley twist. the same guy who resigned as a board member of hewlett-packard after hp was caught hacking into phones is on the board of news corp. tom perkins one of the richest in the world stepped down. but he fully supports news corp. he says murdock couldn't possibly have known about the hacks and hp executives did. does one hack deserve another? dozens of websites knocked off line. here's the sun, one of the newspapers there. we'll continue to monitor this question and answer session. we don't expect them to say much because while there
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Jul 16, 2011 5:00am PDT
-page apology from rupert murdoch. that same apology is every british newspaper today. now, of course, rupert murdoch is one of the most powerful men. he runs fox television, "wall street journal," 20th century fox. yesterday, the chief executive of dow jones, publisher of "the wall street journal," had to resign, because he had been working here before moving there. now, all this began with these revelations of wrongdoing by journalists listening to people's mobile voice mails. and this week there have even been reports that the voice mails of relatives of 9/11 victims might have been accessed. the british prime minister here is under fire because he was close to rupert murdoch's people. and even the police were close to them. despite investigating them for what might have been criminal activity. to call it a crisis just does not do it justice. >> and seems like no one is immune here. is murdoch's son in jeopardy of becoming a casualty of the crisis? >> well, rupert murdoch, of course, will be determined to protect his son. but, there have been so many resignations. even by one executive who
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Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm PDT
rupert murdoch's testimony in britain's phone hacking scandal. take a look. >> whoa! >> you saw the woman in the pink suit, she was seen knocking the plate away from murdoch. that's his wife. the protester identified as british comedian johnny marbles was whisked away by police. he was trying to to the pie in the face prank. as for the testimony before parliament which is gripping the united kingdom, murdoch and his son james apologized for the hacking. rupert murdoch explained the paper at the center of the scandal, "news of the world," constitutes less than 1% of his global empire news corp. >> to say we are hands off is wrong. i work a ten or 12-hour day, and i cannot tell you the multitude of issues that i have to handle every day. >> murdoch and his son maintained they were not responsible for any wrongdoing. they say their chief lieutenants who were in charge should be punished. >>> california senator dianne feinstein is fighting for the rights of same-sex couples. tonight the interstate judiciary committee will hear testimony on a bill she introduced to repeal the defensive marriag
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Jul 17, 2011 6:00am PDT
. brooks was just until last week a senior executive for rupert murdoch's media empire. she's being questioned on suspicion of conspireing to intercept communication. it comes as this scandal continues to spread. issuing a fresh apology in some of the uk's other papers including "the sunday times" his remaining sunday publication, putting right what's gone wrong, promising to compensate those effected and full cooperation with the police. for those involved, there's no place to hide. but what has gone wrong for the media mogul? the most recent fallout from the hacking scandal, two chief executives of news corp., but more could be in line. scotland yard has come under heat. sir paul steephenson answered questions. >> i have not acted inappropriately. >> reporter: police deny any wrongdoing after he received a free retreat in an expensive spa where neil wallace was a pr correspondent. wallace, arrested in the scandal. and "new york times" reports 11,000 pages of handwritten notes, naming 4,000 celebrities, politicians, sports stars, police officials and victims of crime, whose phones
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Jul 18, 2011 3:00am PDT
, and rupert murdoch and the media empire is something that's reached here in the united states. would you like to see congressional hearings as to whether there's any tie here to the united states in this phone hacking scandal, senator durbin? >> yes, i would. i can tell you that there are questions about whether the foreign corrupt practices act has been violated by rupert murdoch and his news empire, and what's going on in england is startling. to think of the extent that they went to to break the law to try to report a story. we need to follow through with the fbi investigation and also with congressional investigations. >> senator demint, what do you think? >> david, we need to let law enforcement work here. congress has got a big issue in front of us. we need to handle our own business for a change. and the focus this week is on the only plan we've got, and that's cut, cap and balance. >> all right, we're going to leave it there. thanks to both of you. >>> coming up, the debt deliberations are dominating the discussion here in washington, but the question that remains at the top of voters
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Jul 14, 2011 4:00am PDT
. kristin dahlgren, thank you. >>> rupert murdoch is feeling the financial and political fallout from a phone-hacking scandal that rocked his media empire. giving into pressure from england's parliament, murdoch dropped his $12 billion bid for a full paid tv network. and new this morning the former executive editor of the defunct tabloid "news of the world" has been arrested. the ninth arrest resulting from police investigations into phone hacking and bribery of police officers. the scandal now spans at least two continents but the u.s. congressman peter king chairman of the homeland security committee calling for the fbi to find out if murdoch's news corp tried to illegally obtain phone records of 9/11 victims. >>> authorities in india are still searching for the culprits behind wednesday's deadly bombings that left at least 18 people dead and 133 more injured. residents are still shaken up after coordinated explosions that rocked three separate neighborhoods in mumbai happened during rush hour on wednesday. the attacks came just months after india resumed peace talks with pakistan.
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Jul 15, 2011 4:00am PDT
case. the fbi opens an investigation into whether rupert murdoch's news corp tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. >>> and reefer madness. mexican soldiers bust the country's largest marijuana mexican soldiers bust the country's largest marijuana plantation ever. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with the hard bargain. as the nation's deficit clock ticks closer to default, lawmakers will regroup today after a week of tense white house negotiations. the president will hold a news conference this morning while on capitol hill a backup plan proposed by senator minority leader mitch mcconnell appears to be gaining momentum. nbc's kristen dahlgren has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. we'll hear from the president in just a few hours. his second press conference this week. he's really taking it to the american people, as he told lawmakers that they have until saturday to try to come up with some type of plan moving forward.
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Jul 16, 2011 5:00pm PDT
saline were mildly affected as well. >>> rupert murdoch apologized to britain today by purchasing a full-page ad in every newspaper in the country. he said he was deeply sorry for victims' suffering and apologized for what he called serious wrongdoing. his now closed newspaper, "news of the world" is accused of paying police and hacking into people's private cell phone messages. among the victims, the families of said soldiers and the family of a 13-year-old kidnapped and killed and the victim of the 2005 london terror attacks. the scandal forced two top executives at news corp to resign this week. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton wrapped up her three-day trip to turkey. she met with the country's prime minister, foreign minister and archbishop of istanbul. the secretary praised turkey as an example of progress in a turbulent region, but he criticized the country over free speech and internet restrictions. >> now, syria's future is up to the syrian people, but, of course, the efforts by the opposition to come together to organize to be able to articulate an agenda are an important
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Jul 19, 2011 4:30am PDT
. rupert murdoch and his son james will testify today. murdock will answer questions about his newspaper, the news of the world, which allegedly hacked into the phones of thousands of people ranging from celebrities to the royal family to murder victims. now, beyond the emotional damage is the damage to murdock's $39 billion empire. in two weeks the company's value has taken an $8 billion plunge. >> 4:40. coming up a bay area company adding hundreds of new jobs. you'll have to giddy up to get a gig. we'll explain that ahead. and why brian wilson may have reason to wear the spandex tux again. the big honor. you are looking at a live picture of our production booth. it is 4:40. back in a minute. >> you're looking obviously at a picture of oracle arena in the east bay. we'll check in with mike and traffic in a minute. thanks but no thanks, the oakland-based company rejecting a bid. in a statement clorox, saying it was neither credible nor adequate. icon's bid was likely meant to start a bidding war from possible suitors like procter & gamble. if you are trying to score a gig at redwood city
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Jul 21, 2011 4:00am PDT
news events, the wake of rupert murdoch is their latest inspiration. the animation depicts the dramatic scene when wendi murdoch leapt to the aid of her -year-old husband as an attacker tried to throw a shaving cream pie at him. of course, you will remember they did this with the tiger woods scandal, with the charlie sheen debacle. >> is there a tiger theme here? tiger's wife -- >> she's being dubbed the tiger wife for her quick acting skills. >> maybe it's the technique? >> no kidding. >>> well, time for an early look at some of the stories we'll follow throughout the day on nbc. in washington a new unabomber exhibit will open at the museum of crime and punishment including some of the hand-made tools. the collection was purchased during a recent government auction with proceeds going to some of the unabomber's victims. >>> this year's comic-con kicks off in san diego with 130,000 comic and superhero lovers of all ages. they are expected to gather over the next four days. >>> and here's a chilling fact during the nation's heat wave. on this day in 1983 the world's lowest temperature ev
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Jul 6, 2011 5:30pm PDT
of the world admitted to and apologized for hacking into celebrity's voice mails in the past. now owner rupert murdoch calls these new allegations deplorable, unacceptable and says news corporation will once again cooperate with police. thousands of citizens may have been victimized, and the paper is accused of paying police for information. but triggering the most outrage, allegations it hacked into the voice mail of 13-year-old millie dowler, abducted and murdered in 2002 while she was missing. and deleted messages as her voice mail filled up, which gave her family false hope she was alive. now a day before the six-year anniversary of the london terrorist bombings, families of those victims are hearing they, too, may have been hacked. >> i thought we were in a dark place and i didn't think we could get darker. >> interestingly enough, in america, we don't have this kind of journalism yet, and hopefully the american taste level is still such that it agrees this is just a bridge too far. >> reporter: at a time when news outlets face fierce competition, a tabloid that sells 35 million copies a
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Jul 7, 2011 5:00pm PDT
's best-selling weekly tabloid newspaper is shutting down. owner hugh o rupert murdoch's son, the shut down of the 16-year-old newspaper comes as the result of a cell phone hacking story that's angered the british public and the prime minister. relatives of crime victims and soldiers killed in action and celebrities were all hacked. >> clearly, the practice of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in, that i believe the and that this company believes in. >> there are reports that several employees at the paper might be arrested and charged in connection with the hacking by the end of the week. this sunday's paper will be the last issue of "news of the world." >>> let's check in with meteorologist jeff ranieri. jeff, i'm no weather expert but i would say your favorite place today was the alameda county fair and it was sizzling. >> it was hot. i heard you saw the pig races. >> i did. >> did your pig win? >> my pig, strawberry, did win. >> that's good. mine won last time. it's 69 degrees in oakland with some fog offshore. winds nort
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Jul 8, 2011 4:00am PDT
to the scandal involving his media empire rupert murdoch shut down "news of the world" for good. the paper lost advertisers after it allegedly hacked the e-mails from england's war dead. the scandal has marred his attempt to take over a hugely profitable pay cable channel. it is now thought that he'd run the sun on thursdays. >>> the red sox, the cleveland clinchers and the comeback cubs plus the latest on derek jeter's march toward 3,000 hits. >>> in weather as we approach this hot week, we're also seeing numerous areas dodging thunderstorms. your forecast is coming up. >>> well, a gr good morning to you. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports derek jeter continues grinding toward that baseball milestone of immortality, 3,000 hits. here's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. >> good morning. we begin with your daily derek jeter update. no, he has not hit number 3,000 yet, but he did get one step closer. he belted the first pitch he saw for a double. now he's two hits shy of 3,000. ben zobrist was one of the finalists for the last all-star spot. lost
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Jul 11, 2011 4:00am PDT
corp's rupert murdoch flew to london sunday to personally deal with the phone hacking scandal that threatens to hobble his media empire. this, as new allegations have surfaced that journalists from murdoch's now infamous "news of the world" newspaper may have also tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. england's "daily mail" reports a former new york city cop now working as a private investigator claims "news of the world" reporters offered to pay him for victims' phone numbers and details of the calls they made and received in the days leading up to the 9/11 attacks. despite murdoch shutting down the 168-year-old paper in an effort to extinguish the scandal, it is now seen as threatening a multibillion dollar pay tv deal. >>> in russia, 13 people are dead and more than 100 are missing after an overloaded ferry boat sank on the volga river sunday. russian authorities said 208 people were reported to be on board the ageing boat that had a maximum capacity of 120. the crew was only able to deploy one lifeboat before the cruiser went down. dozens of children are believed to be
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Jul 12, 2011 4:00am PDT
surrounding the empire of media mogul, rupert murdoch. >>> mad ddash, two people are gored on the sixth day of >>> mad ddash, two people are gored on the sixth day of spain's running of the bulls. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello, and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with deficit dirty work. another day of high level debt talks at the white house yesterday and congressional leaders seem no close doer a compromise deal. however, president obama did add clarity to the seemingly stall ruling out a stop gap plan. nbc's kristen dahlgren joins us from washington with more. >> reporter: this will be the third meeting in as many days. just three weeks to go and the two sides still far air part. especially on issues like spending cuts and the biggest stumbling block remains taxes. in a news conference yesterday, the president said he will take the heat for putting the democratic sacred cows of social security and medicare on the table, in exchange for republicans bending on closing tax loopholes
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Jul 13, 2011 4:00am PDT
rupert murdoch to drop his bid to buy a british broadcasting company. meanwhile murdoch and his son along with ceo of uk-based international have been summoned to appear before british lawmakers to testify. here at home at least one u.s. senator is calling for congress to investigate whether murdoch's u.s.-based news corp has been involved in hacking victims of 9/11. >>> time may be running out for libya's moammar gadhafi. according to new u.s. intelligence, the embattled leader is running out of cash while fuel in tripoli is reportedly in short supply. meanwhile france's foreign minister said that gadhafi's aides have hinted the leader is ready to step down. >>> it was a historic day for two american astronauts as they completed the shuttle program's final spacewalk, retrieving a failed ammonia pipe from the international space station. >>> in california, michelle obama and former president george w. bush were among those paying their respects to former first lady betty ford. a second funeral will be held in michigan tomorrow. >>> and sad news to report this morning. tv legend sherwood s
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Jul 19, 2011 5:00am PDT
keep your family safe. >> in england they have the questioning of rupert murdoch and the rest of the executives. we'll talk about it in tech today. >> green means go, yellow means slow. southbound 1 a 1 through central san rafael.f. that commu kicks off. we'll have a look coming up. ♪ [ female announcer ] sweet honey taste. 80 calories per serving. 40% daily value of fiber. i'm here in the downtown area where the crowd is growing. [ female announcer ] watching calories at breakfast never tasted this sweet... i'll go get my bowl. [ female announcer ] ...or this huge. new fiber one 80 calories. yes, you can actually love breakfast. >> welcome back at 5:22. a new safety system developed for cars could prevent low speed crashes. volvo suvs with a collision avoidance system called city safety are less likely to be involved in low speed crashes than other similar makes without the system. the study done by the car insurance industry also finds claims for damages were filed less often for the vehicle. and injury claims were 51% less frequent. the system has been on the market the l
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Jul 13, 2011 6:00am PDT
for that paycheck. >>> hacking scandal in england is going to cost rupert murdoch a billion dollar deal. we'll talk about it in business news coming up. >>> as we drive north 808 between the bridges, green cars in the 50s and 60s. look at the southbound side jamming up per tradition right around there. i'll show you where else the commute is building in, let you know about problems we foresee coming up. >>> hopefully cloud cover won't be a problem for your day, making plans for the weekend. it is cooler across the bay area. 6:50 on this wednesday morning. >>> new this morning, a live look outside. that's the cloud cover we're talking about across the bay area. even if you head inland, you'll find cooler temperatures today, by the coast. what about the morning commute, let's check in with mike. >> that's fine as far as speed not good should be slowing for another few minutes. looking at the maze, a slow drive across the upper deck, typical because of the volume of traffic. watch, the clouds will affect visibility. affecting your drive out of the city, orange circle. an accident eastbound 80 and 7th.
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Jul 19, 2011 7:00am PDT
ing. >>> good morning, breaking news. millionaire media mogul rupert murdoch and his son are apologizing for the hacking scandal. live in london with the dramatic developments. >>> california dreaming, new information suggests casey anthony may have flown to the golden state after her release from jail. the prosecution knowingly withheld evidence that may have helped the offense. >>> and u.s. came up short for the world kwup but are all in our hearts, and we have them in the studio today, july 19, 2011. >> from nbc news, in the "today" with matt lauer and ann curry, live from studio one a in rockefeller plaza. >> i'm ann curry. >> i'm matt lauer. rupert murdoch says he's humbled, forced to answer difficult, difficult questions about his tabloid. >> you're watching a live picture of murdoch and his son. they've been testifying for just under half an hour now. murdoch said he was misled about what happened and this tabloid was a very small part of his media empire. we're going to head over to london with the latest in a moment. >> so, so much at stake in that committee room
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
, the after the hacking scandal. as billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch prepares for a grilling from parliament. >>> and on top of the world. japan beats the u.s. team at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," monday, july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a really rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
seat, rupert murdoch testifying about the phone hacking scandal, but a protestor steals the show. >>> why the fda is putting certain apps under the microscope. >> can you really reduce your risk of developing alzheimer's disease? the smallng cha that have big benefits. we're back in two minutes. it's really delicious, mom. it's not too well done? nope. but it is a job well done. what are you reading, sweetie? her diary. when you're done, i'd love some feedback. sure. your mom and i read that thing cover-to-cover. loved it. thanks. would you mind if i cut the lawn this weekend? only if you let me talk to your mother on the phone for hours on end. done. [ male announcer ] u-verse brings peace to the family. at&t u-verse lets you record four shows at once from any room and play them back on any tv. get u-verse tv for only $29 a month for 6 months. in the network, everyone can get along. >>> a police officer told "bay area news" that they have made two arrests in the murder and burning of a woman in oakland's rock ridge neighborhood last week. you might recall residents of rockridge
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Jul 17, 2011 7:00am PDT
, centers on allegations that employees of rupert murdoch's news of the world hacked into the cell phones of celebrities and a school girl who was murdered as well as the families of london terror victims for cash and story scoops. >>> meantime, news corp ceo rupert murdoch is apologizing for the scandal once again. he ran ads in u.k. newspapers this weekend saying he was deeply sorry for the victims' suffering and for what he called serious wrongdoing. murdock shut down the newspaper and accepted the resignations of news corp's top two newspaper executives and there may have been arrests today. >>> much more ahead on "today in the bay." still to come -- >> the 2001 al west champion banner dating back, he's got the kids. >> getting down his own way. we'll catch up with th dancing fan who's getting quite a bit of attention. >> that's pretty funny. >>> let's show you what's going on in sunol right now. low clouds, misty skies in many parts of the bay morning. we'll morning. we'lhave a lool k at the rest of your weekend forecast when we come back. k beth! hi. looking good! you've lost so
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Jul 10, 2011 6:00am PDT
of the world. >> reporter: the paper's owner, rupert murdoch whose oarrived i britain sunday to manage the crisis directly. the allegations of phone hacking have been rumbling in the background for several years but exploded last week when a rival paper accused the news of the world from the murdered 13-year-old girl while police were hunting for her hoping she was alive. other alleged targets include the families of fallen soldiers and victims of the 2005 london terror attack. the decision by shutting the paper down took most by surprise, including the editor of the last edition. >> it's a shame that it came to this. as i said this morning, not where we deserve to be. >> reporter: the final edition is a compilation of the paper's triumphs. in the unlikely hope that when the scandal eventually dies down, this is what it will be remembered for. well, a full page apology inside states quite simply, we lost our way. recognition of a scandal that has dented both the reputation mr. murdoch's media empire just as he seeks to expand it here in britain. a government inquiry will examine the ve
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Jul 17, 2011 11:00pm PDT
brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm here in the uk, who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago that murdoch flaw to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a meteoric rise at the company, becoming editor of news of the world when she was only 32. neil shon worked for another murdoch partner, the sun. he is now a news analyst. >> fantastic networking, and of course an ability to do the job. >> reporter: it was in 2002 with brooks at the paper's helm that news of the world reporters allegedly hacked the phone of murdered teenager millie dowler, a case that shocked and infuriated this country. brooks denies any knowledge of phone hacking, and has apologized. for the last decade, the charismatic editor has rubbed elbows with the rich and famous, and the powerful. she has had close personal relationships with the three most recent prime ministers. as recently as last december, david cameron met twice with brooks in visits that his office describes as social. cameron has come under fire for his connections to murdoch's news international. his form
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Jul 21, 2011 7:00am PDT
. >>> news corp.'s rupert murdoch is back in the headlines as the phone scandal widens. martin fletcher has the latest now from london. martin? >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning. after the high drama of the past week here, today british police, mediaia, government are all licking their wounds, asking who knew what and when while rupert murdoch is assessing damage to his empire. murdoch looked happy to be home after the grilling by british parliament members. >> welcome home. >> nice left, wendi. nice left. >> the slap heard across the world. as of britain's parliament, the result to get to the bottom. phone hacking scandal, they have a summer recess until september 5, but it isn't over for rupert murdoch by a long shot. >> the long-term effect on news corp. are difficult to see. mistakes were clearly made. it's cost him a lot of money. >> reporter: and it may cost more. calpers, the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for a reform of news corp., for their support, too, from a bigger outside investor, prince al walal who says the company remains a valuable and long-term investment.
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Jul 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
over the last month or so, what jumps out at you? >> it's the power of rupert murdoch. it's hard to imagine the power he exerted on politicians. imagine a combination of jack ab ramoff and whitey bulger. in 2004 when an mp stood up and thought she thought having seminaked women on page three was something we shouldn't do anymore, they sent 20 seminaked people to her office and called her fat and frumpy and dumbpy. coercion by humiliation. >> look what happened over the last week or so, the politicians who used to have a very close -- some would call -- >> upsetting indeed. >> relation with murdoch are running from him as fast as they can run, which is typical in politics. but how much of a problem is it for rupert murdoch? >> it's a massive problem. remember the "sun" and "news of the world" are the only ones that made him money. the thing he desperately wanted with a b sky b broadcasting and now he's had to withdraw because he knows the politicians were not going to -- >> not only the politicians wouldn't support it but do you think that deal is now dead because the people in mu
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Jul 15, 2011 7:00am PDT
overnight as rupert murdoch speaks out about what he says are title lies about his company. >>> and the event, they blocked off the road gathered to see all these things chris brown, off the road gathered to see all these things chris brown, friday, july 15th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> oh, my goodness. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. we've got to go right to what's happening outside our side you. a crowd of an estimated 12,000 people at least have gathered. and al roker is smack in the middle of it. >> actually, ann, we've got up over on top of it, the new york city police department for the first time in my memory for our concert series has closed off 48th street from vehicular traffic and they closed off 49th street, our biggest concert crowd ever. 12,000 people. you can see there the intersection of rockefeller center and 49th street is now closed off. it is completely filled with people. folks have been camping out for this concert since wednesday. overnight, the line stretched on 5th avenue all of
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Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
,000 people in england. "news of the world" owned by rupert murdoch folded. no date has been set for that meeting with holder. >>> going to an airport soon? listen up to this. new software aimed to give passengers more privacy is expected to be installed in many airports around the country by the end of this year. this upgrade is in response to so many passengers objecting to having their naked images viewed by tsa agents. the new security system being tried out will make your body look more like a stick figure. the unveiling of this new scanning system comes less than a week after the tsa won an appeals court ruling that the need to detect hidden explosives outweighs the privacy rights of travellers. >>> still ahead at 6:00 the first pitch and a second chance of life. emotional giants game for one bay area team and his family. >>> the top cities in the country for walking. here's a clue. you won have to walk very far to find two of these cities on the list. >>> good evening. not the hottest day the year but still plenty much heat. jo san jose with 91. mid-90s in the east bay acr
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00am PDT
by rupert murdoch reports that the fbi will serve subpoenas on a number of news corp. executives. news corp. is an american company. reporters there accused of bribing london police officials and that can violate american law even if it didn't happen in america. separately, a lawyer for james murdoch turned on his boss saying the younger murdoch knew about the phone tapping earlier than he testified. a new report out says if you want good cell service in san francisco, use verizon. it's both best invoice and data, says the company root metrics. ver roy zon reported, says a number are buying iphones from the company instead of at&t. though at&t still sells far more. >> and finally, hewlett pack kerd says it's going to buy back $10 billion of stock. when a company buys back stock the shares cease to exist. each share should be worth more. just saying you're going to buy back your stock tends to pump it up. there are no rules how fast you have to do. the last time they said he would buy back, they only bought back $4 billion. so it bumps it up. >> a lot of talk. 6:26. coming up on todd, a new
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Jul 7, 2011 5:00am PDT
the sentencing. rupert murdoch's news corp. under fire for allegedly hacking into a dead teen's voice mail, facing new and equally horrifying accusations. i want to check win scott for the details. >> america knows the father of fox tv it owns news of the world, murdock's reporters are under investigation for accessing and even deleting the voice mails of a murdered teen and they may have accessed the voice mails of british soldiers killed in action in iraq and afghanistan. this is according to published reports in a newspaper that a competitor to news of the world. murdock is a native australian, now an american, considered one of the most powerful men in britain. british politicians are usually afraid to take him on but this is growing. there are rumors on facebook that "the social network" will charge for access. it's nonsense. it may stem from talk of the new skype connection. face book is still free. russell brand advertising four hewlett-packard showing off the new tablet. >> this is the hp touch pad. i'm living in america, i've got to stay in touch with my roots. bang, what's happen
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00am PDT
's shocking what we're learning about the pow they're rupert murdoch and his paper had over the ally. gordon brown says he was hacked by reporters working for a number of murdock papers. details included the fact that brown's baby son had cystic fibrosis. hugh grant tells the bbc in this broadcast that paparazzi working for murdock told him they were listening in on his voice mail. celebrities have long been at the arget of tabloids. some guess was codes but many cell phone users don't require their voice mail system to ask for a pass code when they call in on their own sell increase. you have a pin when you access repoetly but not when you use the faen. if you can spoof your number, think that the call coming from this phone, you don't need the pass ward ness sarly. how do you spoof a phone number. news.com, a good website, not news of the world, is exmining it as a security plau which it is. >> very shifty, really. it is 5:57. the csu board meeting is meeting about another tuition hike. i know you're worried about making your savings last and having enough income when you retire. that's wh
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Jul 20, 2011 12:35am PDT
doesn't owe them anything. except like $14 trillion. but -- [ laughter ] you guys see this? rupert murdoch was testifying in his phone hacking case today and a man attacked him with a pie. [ laughter ] he attacked him with pie. yeah. unfortunately murdoch knew to move out of the way because he already heard about the plan on the guy's voice mail. [ laughter ] so, he knew it already. he's like, that pie's going to come out right now. there you go. [ applause ] there she is. this is crazy. police in california found 68,000 marijuana plants in a national forest last week. [ cheers ] or as smokey the bear put it, "why do you think they call me smokey, bro?" [ applause ] only you can prevent munchies. [ laughter ] by passing those funyuns. come on, let me have one! [ laughter ] [ noise ] [ laughter ] [ imitating donald duck ] [ laughter ] that's crazy -- that's crazy donald duck weed. man, that's crazy. i'm the smokey the bear, man. fuzzy wuzzy had no hair? fuzzy wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, or was he? [ laughter ] this is interesting, you guys, philadelphia has a new plan to ticket pedestrians
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Jul 12, 2011 7:00am PDT
, that scandal, more rupert murdoch's newspapers. this as britain's prime minister speaks out how he and his family were targeted. >>> and sergeant surprise. a marine serving in afghanistan takes a chance on youtube and asks a favorite actress, mila kunis, to a military ball. >> take a second to think about it, get back to me. >> her response? yes! and now he's the envy of the corps. this is "today" on july 12th, 2011. >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm matt lauer. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. welcome back. we really missed you. partner in crime. >> i had perfect weather on vacation. now that perfect sunny weather has turned perfect, sunny and brutally hot. if you're in the new york area today, hopefully your afternoon plans will be indoor. our heat index, about 103 today. >> we're not alone. heat advisories have been issued for at least 18 states, matt. and in illinois, the dangerous temperatures are blamed for at least one death. we'll get details and al's forecast straight ahead. >>> nbc news investigates a controversy involving gop president
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